Sunday, March 18, 2012

Confessions of a Bag Lady!

As I continue my art class on collage, another new collage has been added to my collection.  This time the piece had to be in 3D and the theme was a storefront. Well, of course,  since BluepieDesigns already has a for real  ETSY storefront at  and is all about bags (well other things too), the decision was easy.  I decided to use one of those well constructed designer shopping bags.  I happened to have a COACH shopping bag, so what could be more perfect?

 After cutting out the front window I filled it with handbags hanging from a clothesline using tiny wooden clothespins.  The inside background were magazine ads of  some women sitting in chairs with their handbags. A few other details inside and out completed my store. I'm liking it!

 I added the Bluepie name, of course, on the top and the name "Deborah" that I pasted on the front was actually taken from a photo of a clothing storefront I snapped in Milan Italy a few years ago.  So how cool is that?

Here's a view of the front, inside and back.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Why I do what I do....

Someone once asked me why I make handbags, etc. (The list is too large to put into words)   Besides the fact that it is an obvious obsession and I can't stop doing what I do , the answer is really simple.  Not only do I adore fabrics, but I love the process of combining colors and patterns. This became even more obvious on the last bag I made.  I was in the fabric store yesterday for hours searching for the perfect lining for my latest creation.  It didn't matter how long it took.  It had to be perfect.  And luckily, I think it was.
Actually, I don't know what I would do without my passion.  So, I think I'll just keep doing what I do.

Friday, March 02, 2012

It's Tea Time!

What does tea time mean for you?
Relaxation, Renewal, Serenity?
I tried a new technique with this collage and I believe it was a journey that was worth the trip!
Hope you will share your thoughts and leave a comment.